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Aimee's 2021 WK2 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk

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Hey Kris...whatcha doing with her current wheels and tires?  

That interior is very classy!

smiles, ladybug

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Very nice vehicle Kris & Amiee...   I hope it will meet your expectations and needs...  ;)

 

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wheels: 18x8.5 Black Rhino Mozambique with a +30 offset in Matte Black

 

tires: Falken Wildpeak A/T3W in 265/65R18 (approximately 31.5")

 

there doesn't seem to be any rubbing with this tire size and wheel width/offset (and having leveled-up the front end already). 

 

i've never had Falken brand tires before but Nena at Barlow Jeep Rentals uses them on all her rigs. the A/T3W appear to be "real" all-terrains yet are supposedly very highway friendly and rate well for rain and snow.

 

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here's a couple photos showing how much reveal this particular width/offset gives:

 

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we had Discount Tire install the same tire on the factory 18" spare steel rim.

 

after airing it down to 20PSI, i was able to still latch the cover on the spare compartment. a small air compressor and hose also fit in with the factory tools and jack, but the plastic storage bins didn't. i think i can get the bins to fit with a little trimming though.

 

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i double checked that there wasn't any rubbing even with the wheels turned and the suspension in the lowest setting (Park/Exit)...

 

just barely clears the bulge for the pinch seam:

 

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front edge clears the plastic fender piece easily:

 

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these 265/65R18 tires work out to about 31.5" overall, i think you could clear up to a 32" if you avoided Park/Exit mode (on 8.5" wide +30 offset wheels).

 

here she is at the tallest suspension setting (Offroad 2):

 

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1 hour ago, theksmith said:

i double checked that there wasn't any rubbing even with the wheels turned and the suspension in the lowest setting (Park/Exit)...

 

just barely clears the bulge for the pinch seam:

 

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front edge clears the plastic fender piece easily:

 

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these 265/65R18 tires work out to about 31.5" overall, i think you could clear up to a 32" if you avoided Park/Exit mode (on 8.5" wide +30 offset wheels).

 

here she is at the tallest suspension setting (Offroad 2):

 

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Out of curiosity, are you able to recalibrate to the new tire size? That was always a pain point for me with my KL Trailhawk when I went to 30.5" tires.

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On 12/1/2020 at 12:48 PM, 4x4tographer said:

 

 

Out of curiosity, are you able to recalibrate to the new tire size? That was always a pain point for me with my KL Trailhawk when I went to 30.5" tires.

 

yes, using AlfaOBD - though it took a little trial and error to figure out the exact process... the steps were a little different than what i found on the Ram forums. i'll have to double-check my process and do a little write-up later.

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got the front windows and sunroofs tinted today:

 

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sittin' pretty with Gadget:

 

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i was able to get the plastic storage bins back in the spare tire area with just a little trimming. not a huge deal, but nice to have them so things don't get lost under the tire.

 

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the inner edge of the plastic was turned down and adding just a little too much thickness as well as making them too stiff to allow the middle to squeeze into place with the bigger tire.

 

here's all i needed to cut off with the jigsaw (still a really tight fit, but they can be shoved down in there now)!

 

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Looks good.

Today we trim storage bins, next month we trim fenders!🤣

 

BTW. Nice idea of airing down the spare to make it fit the space.

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